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Clery Reportable Offenses & Definitions

Under the Clery Act, for the purposes of counting and disclosing Criminal Offense, Hate Crime, arrest and disciplinary referral statistics the University must do so based on definitions provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. These definitions are from the FBI’s UCR program, the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Hate Crime Data Collection Guidelines and Training Manual or from definitions provided by the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

CLERY REPORTABLE OFFENSES & DEFINITIONS

Source: FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook - Revised 2004 (pdf)

Rape- The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.

Incest - non-forcible intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Fondling- The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.

Statutory Rape - Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter - the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent Manslaughter - the killing of another person through gross negligence.

Robbery - taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear (Please note weapon used: firearm, knife or cutting instrument, other dangerous weapon, strong arm (hands, fists, feet, etc.).

Aggravated Assault - an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting sever or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm (Please note weapon used: firearm, knife or cutting instrument, other dangerous weapon, strong arm - hands, fists, feet, etc.).

Burglary - the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft - the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Arson - any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Liquor Law Violations - the violation of state and local laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, or use of alcoholic beverages, not including driving under the influence and drunkenness.

Drug Law Violations - the violation of laws prohibiting the production, distribution and/or use of certain controlled substances and the equipment or devices utilized in their preparation and/or use. The unlawful cultivation, manufacture, distribution, sale, purchase, use, possession, transportation or importation of any controlled drug or narcotic substance.

Weapons Violations - the violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, transportation, possession, concealment, or use of firearms, cutting instruments, explosives, incendiary devices or other deadly weapons.

Dating violence- (defined by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) only requires violence or a threat of violence in a case of a relationship of a romantic or sexual nature. (not defined under C.R.S.)

Domestic Violence- 18-6-800.3(1), C.R.S. 2014 : “Domestic violence” means an act or threatened act of violence upon a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship. “Domestic violence” also includes any other crime against a person, or against property, including an animal, or any municipal ordinance violation against a person, or against property, including an animal, when used as a method of coercion, control, punishment, intimidation, or revenge directed against a person with whom the actor is or has been involved in an intimate relationship.

Consent- 18-3-401(1.5), C.R.S. 2014 “Consent” means cooperation in act or attitude pursuant to an exercise of free will and with knowledge of the nature of the act. A current or previous relationship is not sufficient to constitute consent. Submission under the influence of fear does not constitute consent.

Stalking 18-3-602 C.R.S.- A person commits stalking if directly, or indirectly through another person, the person knowingly:

(a) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, or places under surveillance that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship; or

(b) Makes a credible threat to another person and, in connection with the threat, repeatedly makes any form of communication with that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship, regardless of whether a conversation ensues; or

(c) Repeatedly follows, approaches, contacts, places under surveillance, or makes any form of communication with another person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to suffer serious emotional distress and does cause that person, a member of that person's immediate family, or someone with whom that person has or has had a continuing relationship to suffer serious emotional distress. For purposes of this paragraph (c), a victim need not show that he or she received professional treatment or counseling to show that he or she suffered serious emotional distress.

Campus Safety Crime Alerts

The University of Denver’s Division of Campus Safety provides timely warnings (called “Campus Safety Crime Alerts” to the University community when a situation occurs within the University’s Clery Geography and represents a serious or continuing threat. Decisions to disseminate a warning/alert will be decided on a case-by-case basis in light of all the facts surrounding the crime and the continuing danger to the campus community. The purpose of the warning is to aid in the prevention of similar crimes by alerting the community about the incident and providing information on the actions people can take to diminish their chances of being victimized.

Crime Statistics

Monthly Crime Statistics and crime total comparison between current/previous years. Purpose of this report is to identify crime patterns on campus and to develop crime prevention strategies based on recent trends. This report is prepared by the Division of Campus Safety’s Community Resource Officer and disseminated to the Division of Campus Safety’s Senior Management, Patrol personnel and the DCS Investigator. The data is made available to the campus community and general public via this website and social media as a tool for crime prevention, community awareness and data transparency.

Annual Security & Fire safety report

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 was initiated by Howard and Connie Clery after their daughter Jeanne was tragically murdered at Lehigh University in 1986.  Amendments to this act in 1998 renamed it in memory of Jeanne Clery.  The Clery Act, as it is now known, has numerous compliance requirements which apply to all public and private post secondary educational institutions participating in federal student aid programs.  Among the requirements stipulated by the Clery Act is the production of an "Annual Security & Fire Safety Report."   

Issues included in this report are: crime reporting, annual crime statistics, crime prevention efforts and student judicial policy and procedure.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Crime Log

The Crime Log is a record of all crimes that were reported to Campus Safety each day and is produced in compliance with the Clery Act. The Crime Log for the past 60 days is available below. To request copies of previous Crime Logs, please submit your request through our contact us form or make your request in person during regular business hours at the Campus Safety Center, 2130 South High Street.

Current Crime Log

CAMPUS SECURITY AUTHORITY

"Campus Security Authority" is a Clery specific term that encompasses certain departments, groups and individual DU employees who have a duty to report crimes they become aware of, as defined by the Clery Act.

The law defines a Campus Security Authority as "An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings."

Campus Security Authority Crime Report

FIRE LOG

The Fire Log is a record of fire incidents that have occurred on campus. The Fire Log below is maintained for at least 60 days in compliance with the Clery Act. To receive a copy of previous Fire Logs, you must submit a written request to the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Fire Safety by using the "Contact Us" link below.

Fire Log

Campus Safety Annual Reports

The Division of Campus Safety conducts an annual review of all internal affairs investigations into employee misconduct, use of force actions, and bias based profiling. The disclosers can be accessed at the links below.

2019 Annual Statistical Summary - Internal Affairs

2019 Annual Report - Use of Force

2019 Annual Report - Bias Based Profiling